Toothbrushes are the most important item to have in our bathroom for cleaning our precious teeth and they can come in many types, sizes and styles too choose from, so making the right choice it’s not as easy as it may seem. It’s really amazing the number of products out there in the market when it comes to toothbrush alone.
That is why we are going to help you overcome this pesky task with some useful tips to choose the best type of toothbrush for you. Remember that ch
anging your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months as most dentists says is really important for your mouth’s health to avoid most common diseases.
Speaking of dentists, I asked many dentists in Los Algodones Mexico and in the States to research a little about the subject and almost all of them agree that the best kind of tooth brush are the ones with soft bristles. Soft bristles can effectively clean our teeth because they treat them and the gums very gentle when removing the plaque and food particles that often get annoyingly stuck between them.
When considering the size of your new toothbrush opt for a small-headed one since they are can reach any place in the mouth with such ease. They certainly cover a lot of ground, including back teeth and even wisdom teeth, which are normally a pain to brush ad clean.
Also it is worth to consider toothbrush that comes with nice perks like non slip grips and flexible neck, tongue scratchers. There are many styles and forms so decide the one that suits your need the most!
If you need more orientation to choose the best toothbrush for you, don’t hesitate to consult with your dentist, but chances are that he or she will tell you the same. The best toothbrush will be the one that fits comfortably your mouth and feel nice in your hands when you brush and can reach any place inside your mouth easily.
One question I get a lot is about electric toothbrushes and personally I think that they are an excellent choice, although a little more expensive than your average toothbrush. If you can afford it I say go for it, they are really good at doing their job and a huge plus for lazy people.
When to replace your toothbrush
When you can see that your toothbrush is wearing down you should replace it immediately. Using a worn toothbrush can only make you really sick, because the bristles can collect many nasty germs that can lead to many oral diseases,
but if you change it every 3-4 months like we mentioned above you’ll be just fine.
Remember this advice clearly as taking good care properly of your toothbrush also improve your oral health, especially in kids, as their toothbrushes need to be replaced more often than adults.
Neglecting to buy a new toothbrush you are risking facing bacteria that can seriously ruin your mouth. There are many microorganisms that are transferred through toothbrush use and can lead to several health problems like gingivitis, black tongue, cavities and many more. This is enough reason to clean your toothbrush very often and replace it as soon as you see the bristles in bad shape overall.
Now let me introduce to you some nice tips to clean your toothbrush and keep it in good shape. Some of them you may know them already but refreshing your memory is not a bad thing at all, so let’s pay close attention to them:
- Don’t share your toothbrush, this will avoid getting germs and diseases.
- Rinse your toothbrush with tap water after using it to get rid of toothpaste and debris, this will keep it nice and clean.
- Get use to store your toothbrush in an upright position and let it air-dry, never store it in close containers because they are help most germs to develop.
- Keep all toothbrushes separated from one another so the germs don’t transfer between them, most families like to keep them together and this is a huge mistake.
Visiting your dentist at least twice a year for regular checks and cleaning will help you keep your teeth nice and bright. But if you are interested in get the best deals in any dental treatment, you should try some dental tourism at Los Algodones, Mexico located just about 7 miles southwest from Yuma, AZ, after crossing de US-Mexican border.